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For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« on: October 14, 2019, 21:30:24 »
My wife made these soft top combo straps for PagodaFest.  She has a couple of them left.

When you replace your soft top and you still have the original straps you will find that the elastic is shot and the foam on the back has disintegrated after 50 years of use.

These types of straps are sold by a couple of the usual vendors.

These are of high quality and even include the nice shiny rivets that need to be replaced.  The old ones will have to be drilled out.

The other vendors do not include the rivets.

The new 2020 pricing is as follows:

US - $55 (includes shipping)
Canada - $65 (includes shipping)
Europe - $70 (includes shipping)
Anywhere else is $50 plus shipping.

Please PM if interested.  Once they are gone, they are gone.

 
« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 19:16:08 by mrfatboy »
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 12:01:33 »
Only 1 left.
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 13:53:19 »
Hello,can I buy one please?

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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2019, 13:57:06 »
You got it👍 please PM me with your address  and I will give you the payment information. I can send it out today.
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2019, 21:37:37 »
The Soft Top Combo Straps are all sold. Thx
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - SOLD OUT
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 10:41:35 »
Great idea, Mr Fatboy.
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 19:15:24 »
Happy New Year!

There must have been a lot of good little pagoda girls & boys this year that received new soft tops  ;D  My wife received several requests all at once over the holidays wanting to buy these soft top combo straps.

So we commissioned Santa's elves (They wanted over time  :o)  to make another small batch.  We have 3 sets left.  Pictures are at the top of this thread.  Rivets are included.

The new 2020 pricing is as follows:

US - $55 (includes shipping)
Canada - $65 (includes shipping)
Europe - $70 (includes shipping)
Anywhere else is $50 plus shipping.

Please PM if want a set and I give you PayPal or Zelle instructions!
« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 19:28:02 by mrfatboy »
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2020, 15:36:19 »
What do they do?
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2020, 16:52:30 »
The straps provide additional support to the soft top fabric keeping it taught.  This reduced noise due to wind buffeting. They also ensure the bows are locked in their proper positiond when the top is up.

When the soft top is put up the straps pull bow #3 (counting from back) forward creating creating more tension in the fabric.

When folding down the soft top the elastic  pulls back bow #3 (counting from back) for proper storage.

Over the years the elastic wears out and won't pull back bow #3 automatically when stowing the soft top.  You have to manually move the bow back to its proper stowing position. The foam padding also turns to dust. The straps maybe stained due to water leaks.
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 18:26:35 »
I sent you a PM 2 days ago. Did you receive it? If not how do I purchase?
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 18:29:29 »
@doitwright,

I responded to your PM and also sent you an email this morning.  Did you not get them?

Check your spam folder?

I have a set reserved for you👍
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 22:09:48 »
There is one set left.   ;D
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2020, 05:09:22 »
PM sent.

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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2020, 03:07:58 »
If there are any not taken. I would take one

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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2020, 18:38:45 »
They last one was sold over the weekend.  Since they went so fast we decided to make another batch. 

They will be ready to send out next week.

Please contact me via PM to order.👍
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2020, 12:49:50 »
Can the straps be replaced with the soft top already on or must it be done when a new top is installed?
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2020, 14:36:43 »
The straps would be replaced when you put on a new soft top.

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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2020, 01:46:40 »
I am interested .Please contact Tony LaBella
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2020, 21:14:58 »
I have 5 sets of these now in stock. First come, first served  :D
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 01:38:49 »
 Can you please confirm the colour of these straps? I am installing a new soft top with a tan backing,[quote aut

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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 01:45:27 »
Please see the pictures at the beginning of this thread to see the tan color. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2020, 14:32:09 »
Brand new at this, and not getting PM to work. Can you kindly contact me at bvomvolakis@tholos.ca to arrange a call or provide instruction on payment.
Thank you,
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Re: For Sale: Soft Top Combo Straps - Available
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2020, 14:44:10 »
Email sent.
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